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A measure to create a database to monitor the prescription of drugs such as addictive pain killers is moving forward in the Missouri House.

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It’s still not against the law in Missouri for an employer to fire someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Senator Joseph Keaveny of St. Louis is sponsoring the latest effort to change that, and his bill is currently being considered by a Senate committee. 

 

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The Missouri House again is pushing this year to require photo identification at the polls.

The House gave initial approval Wednesday to a constitutional amendment and bill that would require voters show photo ID before casting a ballot.

On this special edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, House Speaker John Diehl, R-Town and Country, joins St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies to talk about the passage of “right to work” legislation in the Missouri. 

The bill in question – sponsored by Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield – would bar unions and employers from requiring all workers to join a union and pay union fees, if a majority votes to organize. It passed the Missouri House on Thursday with 92 "yes" votes, which falls short of the majority needed to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto.

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The Missouri House is a step closer to debating a bill forbidding employers from requiring workers to pay dues to a union.

The House Workforce Standards and Development Committee on Wednesday approved three right-to-work bills, marking an early start on a measure that failed to pass the full chamber last year.

House Endorses Measure Aiding Missouri Dairy Farmers

Jan 29, 2015

  Assistance for Missouri's dairy farmers appears to be one of the first bills the Legislature will send to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The House gave initial approval to the dairy farm bill Wednesday and the Senate is expected to pass its version Thursday.

Rowden keeps seat in lopsided victory

Nov 5, 2014
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While there were several close races for Republican candidates in Boone County Tuesday night, the 44th district was not one of them.

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Republicans need to win just one of three special elections Tuesday to re-gain a veto-proof majority in the Missouri House.

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Missouri lawmakers have passed a budget that would restore Medicaid benefits cut a decade ago and boost spending on public education.

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A new report says more than 150,000 Missouri residents signed up for health insurance policies through a federally run website.

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Missouri's Republican-led House has defeated legislation that would have charged a panel of medical professionals with developing streamlined standards for newborn care.

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Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy isn't relieved by other treatments.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto an income tax cut that he considers to be "an unfair, unaffordable and dangerous scheme."

 The Missouri House has passed an amended version of a Senate bill designed to lessen the impact of the state's student transfer law.

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The Missouri House passed legislation that would eliminate renewals on payday loans and lower the amount of interest borrowers can currently charge.

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In March, the Missouri House approved a bill that would extend the state's abortion waiting time to 72 hours from 24 hours. If the measure, HB 1307, becomes law, it would put Missouri in company with South Dakota and Utah as the only states with a 72-hour waiting period.

 

Proponents of the bill, argue 72 hours is not too much to wait to receive such a procedure.

“I don’t think 72 hours, 3 days is too much time to bring another life into this world or not," said Tim Jones, Missouri  Republican Speaker of the House. Elizabeth Nash, State Issues Manager at the Guttmacher Institute, said it is too much to ask.  

Missouri has just one abortion service provider in St. Louis after Planned Parenthood of Mid-Missouri lost their doctor, who could perform abortions, in 2011. Having just one location where women may receive abortion care, Nash argues the 72-hour wait time would exacerbate the logistical burden on women who need to travel for abortion services, such as travel, day care, housing and taking off work.

"It is probably not going to sway a woman or affect her decision-making, but it can impact her ability to access abortion care entirely," said Nash. 

  

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After several years of work and two major legislative pushes, Missouri lawmakers have finally passed legislation to update the state’s criminal code. 

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The Missouri House has approved legislation that would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other types of treatments.

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A Missouri House committee has advanced legislation revising a law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay the costs when students transfer to neighboring districts.

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The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.

Missouri House approves expansion of castle doctrine

Apr 21, 2014
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An amendment to a self-defense law that would increase protection for Missourians who use deadly force against intruders is on its way to the Senate.

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The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.

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The quest by House Speaker Tim Jones to pass new limitations on unions has focused attention on 11 of the 108 Republicans in the Missouri House.

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  Legislation to reorganize Missouri's criminal laws also would give longer prison stints to people who sexually abuse or abandon children.

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Missouri's House has narrowly endorsed legislation prohibiting labor contracts from requiring workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment.

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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would require public employees to give annual written authorization for unions to spend money automatically deducted from a person's paycheck.

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Federal gun laws that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms would be deemed null and void under legislation passed by the Missouri House.

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A debate on state funding for bicycle paths caused legislation to impose a one-cent tax increase to be set aside in the Missouri House.

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A Missouri House panel has adopted a measure that would eliminate renewals on payday loans and lower the amount of interest borrowers can currently charge.

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A legislative proposal could cause some Missouri residents to think twice: Would they rather have a representative at the state Capitol or a tax refund?

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